Open recreation

Matthaei Recreation Schedule - April 2019

Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  • Beginning January 1, 2016 anyone who is not a current Wayne State student must buy a membership to the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center in order to use the Matthaei Facilities. This includes faculty, staff, and alumni.
  • No Saturday or Sunday recreation due to department programs.
  • Please have your WSU OneCard available upon entrance.
  • All indoor/outdoor areas will have a limited amount of recreation due to classes, athletic events, department programs, and special events. Please check listing below.
  • Full court basketball is not allowed
  • Classes, athletic practices, and events take priority over recreation.

April Events

  • Thursday, April 4, Gym 110 Closed

For information about Matthaei open recreation schedules, including open recreation swimming please call 313-577-4295

For intramural information or intramural schedules please phone 313-577-6712.


Lap swim: 

Monday 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.    
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Weight room (104): Classes have priority in this room.


7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Gym 109:


7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
1:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
4:10 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Gym 110: 


10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Racquetball courts


7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Track & Tennis Court: 

Monday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

*The track will close during all athletic events and practices*
*The bleachers/steps are not to be used for recreational purposes*

ALL alumni need to be members of the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center
in order to use the facility.


Matthaei policies and procedures

  1. All open recreation will be canceled in the evenings during ALL athletic events - all dates are posted on front.
  2. All areas are reserved for classes and athletics first. Classes and athletics have priority inside during inclement/winter months.
  3. All affiliates of Wayne State are required to swipe their OneCard upon entrance to the building. There are NO exceptions. The Facility Office reserves the right to check all I.D.'s including all alumni members.
  4. Locker rental for the Fall Semester began Monday, January 1. Locker clearance for the summer semester was on Tuesday, April 30.
  5. Please LOCK YOUR LOCKER!! Do not leave your belongings unattended and do not leave valuables in your locker. Please use the coin lockers, located next to the Trainer's Room, for your valuables. Protect your belongings by renting a full or half size locker with a built-in combination or purchase a sturdy hard case lock. If you have any problems with your locker, please see an attendant or cashier in the Matthaei Shop, or ask for assistance in room 126. Any items left in the lockers passed the clearance date will be confiscated and will be held for a 30-day period and then disposed of. THERE ARE STILL LOCKERS AVAILABLE TO RENT FOR THIS SEMESTER/YEAR!
  6. Unauthorized locks are not to be left on overnight. Please use the locker plan if you wish to leave items in your locker.
  7. In addition to renting lockers, the Matthaei Shop also has beverages and snack items available to buy.
  8. For additional recreation and building info, call the Facility Office at 313-577-4295.
  9. Lost/Found articles will possibly be stored for 30 days ONLY!!
  10. Guests & children are allowed only AFTER 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Children are considered guests and must be over the age of 14. ALL Guests must be sponsored by a current affiliate of WSU.
  11. Full court basketball is not allowed during recreation.


EVERYONE entering the Matthaei Facility on Monday thru Friday (day and evening) and also on weekends MUST conform to the following:

  1. Swipe his/her OneCard and sign in. You may be asked for you ID for verification.
  2. Anyone who does not have a One Card will not have access to the building.
  3. Guests and affiliates are allowed in the evenings starting at 5 p.m. They must sign the monitor sheet at the south entrance.
  4. Guests are allowed only after 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, including children.
  5. Each guest must be accompanied by an affiliate of Wayne State University.
  6. One guest allowed per WSU affiliate. The charge is $10.
  7. Full-court basketball games are NOT allowed because of limited gym space in open recreation. Half court games are permissible in Gym 109 or 110 only, when available.
  8. Proper gym shoes and court attire is a necessity in all areas during classes and recreation.
  9. Gym 111 is considered a varsity game area. No classes or open recreation is allowed.
  10. Athletic practices, game events, and special events have priority over recreation on the athletic complex.
Adult Day Pass $10 Valid until the guest and sponsor exit the building.
Child Day Pass $5 Valid until the guest and sponsor exit the building.